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2010-04-15 / Sports

Lexington Lady Eagles Top Rogers 3-2

by Mike Organ

Jessica Parish’s line drive double in the top of the seventh drove home Megan Scantlin with what proved to be the winning run in a softball contest between the two best teams in District 25-AA. Courtney Robertson pitched a great three-hit game against the first place Rogers Lady Eagles.

Lexington scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the fourth without the aid of a hit. Robertson reached base on a throwing error by the pitcher. A sacrifice attempt by Shelby Tackett saw the ball thrown awry with Robertson scoring and Tackett moving to second. Haley Jatzlau bunted to move Tackett to third. A pick off throw by the catcher went to no one at third base and Tackett cruised across the plate. Lexington had a 2-0 lead they would carry into the bottom of the sixth inning.

Rogers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. The first batter, Zeigler struck out on a pitch in the dirt that eluded catcher Scantlin. Zeigler alertly took first base after striking out. Zeigler then stole second and was clearly tagged out by shortstop Parish after taking a throw from Scantlin. The base umpire ruled that Parish could not block the base stealer’s path to second base and the runner was called safe due to obstruction. Even though Parish had the ball before Zeigler got to second.

Lexington scored the winning run with two out in the top of the seventh. Scantlin walked with one one, stole second and came home on Parish’s game winning hit.

Lexington had a tough night at the plate getting only two hits, both by Parish. The first was a solid double in the fifth inning that failed to produce a run.

Robertson pitched a three hitter against the district leading Rogers team. After Lexington scored the winning run in the seventh, Robertson retired the side in order in the bottom of the seventh for the win.

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